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#1 MarkRaby  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 16, 2005 - 11:55 am

One of the biggest draws about Black Friday are the ever-popular "free after rebate" items. Here's a complete list of stuff that you can get for "free" on Black Friday, if you don't mind waiting a few months to get your money back.

COMPLETELY FREE AFTER REBATE (No Additional Purchase Necessary)

Ace Hardware
  • Power Glide detail sander: $9.99 - $10 MIR
  • IGO mini screwdriver: $3.99 - $4 MIR
  • DeWalt Magnetic Drive guide set: $7.99 - $8 MIR
  • Twinkling Tree pathmarkers 3 count and/or Snowflake Pathmarker 3 count: $4.99 - $5 MIR
  • Clear and/or Multi colored Icicle Lights 100 count: $2.99 - $3 MIR

Best Buy
  • MP3 Maker software: $19.99 - $20 MIR

CompUSA
  • Anonymous Surfing software: $24.99 - $25 MIR
  • Drive Washer 2005 software: $24.99 - $25 MIR
  • Learn To Speak Spanish software: $29.99 - $30 MIR
  • Photostudio Expressions software: $24.99 - $25 MIR
  • Clickart Fonts software: $19.99 - $20 MIR
  • Clipart & More software: $24.99 - $10 MIR - $10 MIR
  • Quickstart Label Studio Pro Deluxe: $9.99 - $10 MIR
  • Quickstart Print Studio Pro Deluxe: $9.99 - $10 MIR
  • XM Roady2: $29.99 - $30 MIR
  • Sirius Satellite Radio Receiver: $59.99 - $50 MIR - $10 MIR

Office Max (Unsure of up-front prices and mail-in rebate amounts)

  • Card Readers (CF, SD, Smart Media, Memory Stick): $X.XX - $X.XX MIR
  • Greeting Card Factory 5 software: $X.XX - $X.XX MIR
  • 6-Outlet Surge Protector: $X.XX - $X.XX MIR
  • Art Explosion: Seasons, Events, & Holidays: $X.XX - $X.XX MIR
  • 64-CD Wallet: $X.XX - $X.XX MIR
  • Family Tree Maker Essentials software: $X.XX - $X.XX MIR

Staples

  • 5-sheet Paper Shredder: $19.99 - $20 Easy Rebate
  • Zenith/Philips Universal Remote Control: $9.99 - $10 Easy Rebate
  • 6-Outlet Surge Protector: $5.99 - $6 Easy Rebate
  • AT&T Trimline White Phone: $7.99 - $8 Easy Rebate
  • 9" Laminator: $19.99 - $20 Easy Rebate

FREE AFTER UPGRADE MAIL-IN REBATES (Requires ownership of previous version(s) of software):

Best Buy
  • Nero 7 software: $69.99 - $50 MIR - $20 Upgrade MIR
  • Norton software package*: $89.99 - $60 MIR - $30 Upgrade MIR

CompUSA
  • McAffee Internet Security software: $69.99 - $40 MIR - $30 Upgrade MIR
  • Security software bundle*: $49.99 - $30 MIR - $20 Upgrade MIR
  • Laplink Everywhere 4.0 software: $39.99 - $20 MIR - $20 Upgrade MIR
  • Any Time Organizer software: $29.99 - $10 MIR - $20 Upgrade MIR
  • Spy Sweeper software: $19.99 - $10 MIR - $10 Upgrade MIR
  • Norton System Works 2006: $59.99 - $40 MIR - $20 Upgrade MIR
  • CA Internet Security Suite: $59.99 - $40 MIR - $20 Upgrade MIR
  • Norton Antivirus 2006/Ghost Bundle: $69.99 - $50 MIR - $20 Upgrade MIR
  • DVD Burner: $30 - $30 MIR (When you buy Easy Media Creator 8 for $69.99 AR)
  • Norton/Quicken Bundle + 256 MB USB Flash Drive: $149.96 - $20 Upgrade MIR - $30 MIR - $29.99 MIR - $20 MIR - $20 Upgrade MIR - $20 MIR - $10 Upgrade MIR (When you buy Turbotax Deluxe for $39.99 or Premier for $69.99)

Office Max (Unsure of up-front prices and mail-in rebate amounts)

  • Norton Internet Security 2006: $x.xx - $x.xx MIR - $x.xx Upgrade MIR
  • Spy Sweeper: $x.xx - $x.xx MIR - $x.xx Upgrade MIR
  • McAffee Virus Scan 2006: $x.xx - $x.xx MIR - $x.xx Upgrade MIR

FREE AFTER REBATE WHEN YOU PURCHASE SOMETHING ELSE:

Best Buy
  • DirecTV HD Receiver: $199.99 - $200 (When you sign up for DirecTV, or if you are already a DirecTV subscriber)
  • Lexmark Multifunction Printer: $79.99 - $30 MIR - $50 MIR (With purchase of select notebooks)

CompUSA
  • DVD Burner: $30 - $30 MIR (When you buy Easy Media Creator 8 for $69.99 AR)
  • Norton/Quicken Bundle + 256 MB USB Flash Drive: $149.96 - $20 Upgrade MIR - $30 MIR - $29.99 MIR - $20 MIR - $20 Upgrade MIR - $20 MIR - $10 Upgrade MIR (When you buy Turbotax Deluxe for $39.99 or Premier for $69.99)
  • DirecTV HD Receiver: $199.99 - $200 MIR (When you sign up for 2 yrs of service)

Not finished. More to come...

* - See actual adscans for complete details

-Mark-

#2 ebony0421  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 16, 2005 - 12:33 pm

Thanks, its easier looking at them like this.:yelclap: :yelclap:

#3 saturnboy01  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 16, 2005 - 12:37 pm

I agree it is MUCH eaiser to see it this way. KUDOS... :howdy:

#4 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 16, 2005 - 12:37 pm

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#5 angel_parker1999  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 16, 2005 - 12:51 pm

Great idea, very helpful!

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Posted Nov 16, 2005 - 1:03 pm

One of the biggest draws about Black Friday are the ever-popular "free after rebate" items. Here's a complete list of stuff that you can get for "free" on Black Friday, if you don't mind waiting a few months to get your money back.

COMPLETELY FREE AFTER REBATE (No Additional Purchase Necessary)
CompUSA
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[*]Anonymous Surfing software: $24.99 - $25 MIR

Great job markrapy!! :g_thumble :clapping:

Irony - you have to use a mail in rebate, complete with all of your personal information, to obtain the "anonymous" surfing software. :insane: :rant: :curse: :splat:

#7 Aaron  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 16, 2005 - 1:05 pm

Thanks.

#8 MarkRaby  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 16, 2005 - 1:17 pm

Glad to see it's helpful for you all :D -Mark-

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Posted Nov 16, 2005 - 1:44 pm

Who doesn't love free???

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Posted Nov 16, 2005 - 1:52 pm

Good summary! Can anyone read the item ID's for the Office Max FAR's? I want to return/rebuy them.

#11 MarkRaby  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 17, 2005 - 6:43 pm

Added Ace Hardware FAR items (thanks to gerigman) -Mark-

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Posted Nov 19, 2005 - 6:39 pm

i am quite dissapointed in office max's freebies.they had a lot more last year. :(

#13 Taminar  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 19, 2005 - 11:20 pm

I'm disappointed that Circuit City and Best Buy don't seem to have much that's free after rebate this year. They were my first stops the last couple of years.

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Posted Nov 20, 2005 - 1:23 am

Thanks for this! I love free after rebates! That's when I go "after" Christmas shopping for myself! tee hee!

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Posted Nov 20, 2005 - 11:18 am

Thanks!!

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Posted Nov 20, 2005 - 10:16 pm

Thanks. Nothing beats free. Well almost free I guess, you have to pay the sales tax and stamp, but can't complain about that.

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Posted Nov 20, 2005 - 11:32 pm

i am quite dissapointed in office max's freebies.they had a lot more last year. :(


Yeah...it was crazy. Those items flew off the shelf even if the costumers didn't need it.

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Posted Nov 21, 2005 - 9:00 am

i am quite dissapointed in office max's freebies.they had a lot more last year. :(


Ain't that the truth!!! I had a shopping cart full of stuff last year. I might just skip OM this year.... :mad:

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Posted Nov 22, 2005 - 8:24 am

Does any one know if you can go to Staples the day before and buy the FAR items and then return on BF for $ the difference? How is Staples with the rebates? Is it a few weeks or months before you finally get the rebates?

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Posted Nov 23, 2005 - 5:07 am

Does any one know if you can go to Staples the day before and buy the FAR items and then return on BF for $ the difference?

How is Staples with the rebates? Is it a few weeks or months before you finally get the rebates?


Won't work. My rebate form always has the dates the item has to be purchased printed on the form. So if you buy early you will be out of that date range. As to getting the rebates, Staples is the best. I usually get my rebate back within 4 weeks.

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Posted Nov 23, 2005 - 9:42 am

My hint of FAR is to mail in the rebate form the same day. That way it gets there ahead of all the others and will get processed faster. Has always worked for me.

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 11:16 am

yeah Office Max has been cutting down on FAR stuff. I was in there about a year ago and the manager told me that they will be cutting back on that stuff and focusing on SOHO customers and having less rebates... I guess he wasn't kidding. They used to have free 100packs of CDRs like every week but I havent seen any FAR stuff there in ages! Conclusion: OM Sucks.

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 12:27 pm

Don't forget PC Club's FARs (if you have one near you):
http://www.pcclub.co...FTOKEN=21498598

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Posted Nov 24, 2005 - 5:58 pm

Don't forget PC Club's FARs (if you have one near you):
http://www.pcclub.co...FTOKEN=21498598

now id go there for BF.too bad there arent any NJ stores. :(

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Posted Nov 25, 2005 - 7:58 am

Samsung digital camera /w flash,and zoom, up to 12 seconds of video capure and voice activated. (Verizon) price: FREE after rebate.(of corse!):D get this at : bestbuy.com (or in-store)




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